Peavy undergoes surgery for detached muscle

  • Jake Peavy

    Jake Peavy Associated Press

Published: 7/14/2010 7:07 PM | Updated: 7/14/2010 9:11 PM

Like most of his teammates at U.S. Cellular Field on Sunday morning, Jake Peavy was packing a bag and preparing to head out for the all-star break.

But Peavy was using just his left arm, and his trip back home to Alabama was a brief one.

Peavy returned to Chicago on Wednesday morning and, according to the White Sox, the injured starting pitcher had successful surgery in the afternoon at Rush University Medical Center to repair a detached latissimus dorsi muscle in his right posterior shoulder.

"Surgery could not have gone any better," Dr. Tony Romeo said in a statement. "We were very pleased with the results and are hopeful that Jake will be ready by the start of spring training 2011."

Peavy on Sunday said Romeo cautioned him about the pain following the surgery.

"The (lat) detached and basically just rolled up," Peavy said. "(Dr. Romeo) said he was going to have to stretch it back out to reattach it and that was going to hurt just as much as when it first happened. He said I wasn't going to be too happy with him."